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August 15, 2019Press Release

Michael Best Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce that 90 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in 52 different areas of legal practice nationwide. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The list of attorneys is compiled by conducting in-depth peer-review surveys, in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The firm is also pleased to announce that 8 attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” list.

Lawyer of the Year

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Entertainment Law – Music

Madison, WI

  • Ann Ustad Smith: Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Gregory J. Lynch: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Hamang B. Patel: Tax Law
  • Jordan J. Hemaidan: Communications Law

Milwaukee, WI

  • Bradley J. Kalscheur: Trusts and Estates
  • Jonathan H. Margolies: Trademark Law
  • Todd E. Palmer: Litigation – Environmental

Best Lawyers

Austin, TX

  • Arthur Gollwitzer III:  Litigation - Intellectual Property

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Advertising Law, Entertainment Law – Music
  • Luke W. DeMarte: Entertainment Law – Music
  • Todd S. Hofmeister, Ph.D: Patent Law
  • Daniel A. Kaufman: Employment Law – Management
  • Charles A. Laff: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • Brian P. Paul: Employment Law - Management
  • Larry L. Saret: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Marshall J. Schmitt: Patent Law
  • Martin L. Stern: Patent Law

Cottonwood Heights, UT

  • Steven J. Joffee: Commercial Litigation

Denver, CO

  • Scott M. Alter: Patent Law
  • Sarah N. Ehrhardt: Trusts and Estates
  • Victoria E. Lovato: Health Care Law
  • Jon R. Trembath: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent

Madison, WI

  • J. Donald Best: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Amy O. Bruchs: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Eric J. Callisto: Energy Law
  • David A. Crass: Environmental Law
  • Michael S. Green: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • David J. Hanson: Energy Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law
  • Jordan J. Hemaidan: Communications Law, Energy Law
  • Richard J. Langer: Trusts and Estates
  • Tod B. Linstroth: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Gregory J. Lynch: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Porter J. Martin: Energy Law
  • Hamang B. Patel: Tax Law
  • Ian A.J. Pitz: Commercial Litigation
  • John C. Scheller: Litigation - Patent
  • Ann Ustad Smith: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Sheila Boothby Stevens: Trusts and Estates
  • Teresa J. Welch: Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
  • Leah H. Ziemba: Litigation – Environmental

Manitowoc, WI

  • Phillip R. Maples: Trusts and Estates

Milwaukee, WI

  • Scott C. Beightol: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Paul E. Benson: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Peter L. Coffey: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Croysdale: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Michelle Wagner Ebben: Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • John D. Finerty, Jr.: Commercial Litigation
  • Kelly M. Fortier: Immigration Law
  • Alexander P. Fraser: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas O. Gartner: Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Lisa M. Gingerich: Health Care Law
  • Robert L. Gordon: Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Julie L. Gorens-Winston: Trusts and Estates
  • Nancy Leary Haggerty: Real Estate Law
  • W. Charles Jackson: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Robert J. Johannes: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel S. Jones: Patent Law
  • Bradley J. Kalscheur: Trusts and Estates
  • Jerome H. Kringel: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Raymond R. Krueger: Environmental Law
  • David A. Krutz: Construction Law
  • Edward R. Lawson, Jr.: Patent Law
  • K. Thor Lundgren: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jonathan H. Margolies: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Thomas A. Miller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Robert W. Mulcahy: Labor Law - Management
  • Thomas E. Obenberger: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • José A. Olivieri: Administrative/Regulatory Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law - Management
  • Joseph L. Olson: Commercial Litigation
  • Todd E. Palmer: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • J. Lewis Perlson: Trusts and Estates
  • David R. Price: Patent Law
  • Mitchell W. Quick: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bret A. Roge: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
  • Eric H. Rumbaugh: Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Timothy G. Schally: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Katherine W. Schill: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Robert A. Schnur: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Thomas W. Scrivner: Employment Law – Management, International Arbitration – Commercial, International Arbitration – Governmental, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David B. Smith: Patent Law
  • Charles P. Stevens: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Brent A. Stork: Commercial Finance Law
  • Robert A. Teper: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Martin P. Tierney: Tax Law
  • Lauren A. Triebenbach: Construction Law
  • Daniel J. Vaccaro: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Roy E. Wagner: Construction Law

Raleigh, NC

  • Anthony J. Biller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Stuart A. Fredman: Corporate Law
  • Brad R. Jacobsen: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Melinda A. Morgan: Litigation - Insurance
  • Lyndon L. Ricks: Corporate Law
  • Evan S. Strassberg: Commercial Litigation

Waukesha, WI

  • Paul G. Hoffman: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Kevin P. Moran: Patent Law
  • Charles B. Palmer: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Mark S. Poker: Trusts and Estates
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